This past weekend Ted surprised me with a little weekend getaway Up North. He planned out the packing list, and I just threw everything into a bag and hopped into the car. Not having to plan or make any reservations was so amazing. We headed north, spent a night in Boyne City and the next morning we were on the ferry to Beaver Island. I had hinted multiple times in the past that I thought it would be fun to explore the island, and I was so glad that is where he picked for us to spend the weekend. It was the perfect getaway!
We brought over our bikes and our beach chairs and both got lots of use! The beaches are absolutely gorgeous and we had them entirely to ourselves the entire weekend. We spent lazy afternoons reading in the sun, swimming and napping on the beach. We spent all day Saturday biking the length of the island, all the way to the lighthouse on the far south end. If you know us, you know that we love lighthouses. We have made it a goal to see every lighthouse in Michigan, which can be somewhat challenging since a whole bunch of them are out in the middle of lakes or on islands. We were able to cross two lighthouses off of our list on this trip!
We stayed at the Beaver Island Lodge and really loved it. It was a perfect location, right on the beach and close to town. This meant we could sip coffee and read on our balcony in the morning, enjoy the beach in front of our hotel during the day, and still make it into town for ice cream each evening. If you haven't been to Beaver Island I highly recommend it. We loved the slow pace, do what you choose island attitude. And those views are making we want to plan another visit very soon!